Gratitude Journaling Challenge



The most common answer to why people stop gratitude journaling is that we end up using the same items, people and events that we are thankful for. What is the aim with gratitude journaling then? So that we can be happy with what we have? This is just part of the puzzle, happiness can be one outcome, but so can being empowered, grounded and passionate. 


This journaling challenge follows the concepts in our blog post on Intentional Grateful Living, where we explore options on how to live from an internal foundation of gratitude, rather than outwardly just being thankful.


Journaling Challenge: 


For the following four weeks, choose one thankfulness theme and journal down the accompanying prompts: 


I am thankful for my food, clothing and basic necessities. 

ACTION - To live according to my gratefulness, I will ____ 

(for example grow my own veggies, eat less meat, hug a tree, take part in a community cleanup program) 

Journal down how this changed your attitude or emotion. 

Write: THANK YOU at the bottom of the entry. 


I am thankful for my creative mind / fun. 

ACTION - To live according to my gratefulness, I will ____ 

(for example smile more, tell more funny stories, do a craft to make my dwelling pleasant, read a book in a genre that I love)

Journal down how this changed your attitude or emotion. 

Write: THANK YOU at the bottom of the entry. 


I am thankful for simple things. 

ACTION - To live according to my gratefulness, I will ____ 

(for example breathe deeply for five minutes everyday and thank a tree when I see one, be thankful for clean water and switch from single-use items, thank the birds chirping in the trees, a hug from a loved one, call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while)

Journal down how this changed your attitude or emotion. 

Write: THANK YOU at the bottom of the entry. 


I am thankful for the ability to make a difference. 

ACTION - To live according to my gratefulness, I will ____ 

(for example respond versus reacting, understand instead of judge, give someone a second chance, including yourself, pick up trash, listen and express gratitude for authenticity and truth).

Journal down how this changed your attitude or emotion. 

Write: THANK YOU at the bottom of the entry. 


The aim of this challenge is to live in accordance to our own values, which include being thankful for who we are. Once we integrate this viewpoint of life, we can build on our happiness in a humble and grounded manner. 


Keep Journaling, Keep Growing! 


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